January 30, 2013


— Funeral service for Mary Elizabeth Sams Hopkins, 94, of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2013 in the Chapel of Sevier Funeral Home.

Hopkins was born August 31, 1918 in Wewoka, Oklahoma the daughter of Vernett E. and Lora (Crawford) Sams.  She died January 29, 2013 at her home in Chickasha.

She graduated from OCW in 1939.  Mary and Elwood Hopkins were married December 20, 1944.  She was secretary for Chickasha Cotton Oil Company.  Mary was secretary at Oklahoma National Bank and was promoted through the years to Vice President of Trusts then Executive Assistant to the President retiring in 1984. She was a volunteer at USAO and served as secretary, president and executive director of the Alumni Association.

Mary was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chickasha and taught Women’s Bible Study Class.

She was preceded in death by: Parents:  V.E. and Lora Sams Husband:  Elwood Hopkins in 2004, Sister and her husband: Virginia and Raymond Day.

Survivors include: one son:  Jim Hopkins of Chickasha, one daughter:  Mary Ann Crull and husband Wayne of Crestwood, MO, Grandchildren: Paul Hopkins and Shannon Rutledge, David Crull and wife Naoko, Matthew Crull and wife Angie,  and Elizabeth Crull, Great grandchildren: Andrew Hopkins, Bryan Rutledge, Kai and Kazuma Crull.

Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home.

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